The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: women's cloths and plaited hats
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Yimsungr
location: Kuthurr
date: 18.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The women usually wear nothing above the waist and have very pretty shell necklaces. As a cloth they wear the same blue cloak as the men with red rectangles of dogs' hair. We are given three plaited hats as the Kalyu Kengyu make them and a dao for Major Williams. The path to Kuthurr went uphill, probably another 1000 feet in altitude, always through open jhum. Kuthurr which is a Yimsungr village about 200 houses had set up quite a good camp below their settlement.